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As a webpagevdesigner, you should design your web pages to give your visitors the greatest ease of use, the best impression and most important of all a welcoming experience. It doesn’t matter if you had the greatest product in the whole world — if your web page is poorly done you won’t be able to sell even one copy of it because visitors will be driven away from your web page by the bad design.
When I am speaking about a “great design”, I’m not only speaking about a great graphical design. A pro web designer will be able to point out that there are many components which contribute to a great web page design — accessibility design, interface or layout design, user experience design and of course the most straightforward, which is graphic design.
Hence, I have highlighted some features of the worst web designs I’ve come across. Hopefully, you will be able to compare that against your own page as a checklist and if anything on your page fits the criteria, you should know it’s high time to take serious action!
1) Background music
Unless you are running a page which promotes a band, a CD or anything related to music, I would really advise you to stay away from putting looping background music onto your page. It might sound pleasant to you at first, but imagine if you ran a big page with hundreds of pages and everytime a visitor browses to another page on your page, the background music starts playing again. If I were your visitor, I’d just turn off my speakers or leave your page. Moreover, they just add to the visitors burden when viewing your page — users on slow connections will have to wait longer just to view your page as it is meant to be viewed.
2) Extra large/small text size
As I said, there is more to web design than purely graphics — user accessibility is one big part of it too! You should design the text on your page to be legible and reasonably sized to enable your visitors to read it without straining their eyes. No matter how great the content of your webpage or your sales copy is, if it’s illegible you won’t be selling anything!
3) Pop-up windows
Pop-up windows are so blatantly used to display advertisements that in my mind, 90% of pop-up windows are not worth my attention so I just close them on instinct every time each one manages to pass through my pop-up blocker (yes, I do have one like many users out there!) and, well, pops up on my screen. Imagine if you had a very important message to convey and you put it in a pop-up window that gets killed most of the time it appears on a visitor’s screen. Your webpage loses its function immediately!
In concluding this article, let me remind you that as a webmaster your job is to make sure your webpage does what it’s meant to do effectively. Don’t let some minor mistakes stop your page from functioning optimally!